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Diana Leather Case Mod for Your 35mm Back!

Bought yourself the Diana F+ leather case but often using a 35mm back? Worry no more! This little mod will help make all its parts fit in style!

What you’ll need:

1. Sharp craft knife (X-acto or Surgical knife would be best!)
2. Eyelet puncher
3. Ruler
4. A Pen
5. Cutting board
6. Diana Leather case

Step 1: With your fingers, mark the area where the Exposure Counters knob is hitting. With a pen, dot out or place marks on the area you think should be cut.

Step3: Connect your maker points with a ruler so you can define the very shape of the area that you’ll be cutting. A rectangular shape of about 65mm in width and 12mm in height would probably do the trick!

Step 4: With the X-Acto knife, carefully cut the two horizontal lines / top & bottom lines that defines the height of the Exposure Counters. We’ll get to the left and right side in a while. Getting to approximate first is very important. We don’t wanna cut out too much.

TIP: The best way to cut is to do it by layers. First apply a reasonable amount of strength through the marked points. Repeat until you feel your blade has already reached the cutting board.

You should have two slits that shapes as our soon “free space” for the Exposure Counters. Now we move on to the area as to which a small semi-circle knob rests just below it,

Step 5: Since the Diana leather case already has a square hole for the original Diana backing, we’ll be cutting a lot more easily and with a lot less effort. From the top edges of the square, mark or draw a semi-circle connecting to the bottom line you have just cut.

Step 7: Now carefully cut out that part first. Viola, you have free space for that small knob that lumps out of your case.

Step 8: And last, cut the remaining sides for the Exposure Counters. This way you can carefully assess how long you wanna cut that leather.

(Optional) If you were a bit shaky while cutting the leather and seem to have left ugly edges, use an eyelet puncher to smooth it out! Simply punch away the area of the unwanted extra / mistakenly cut leather and do the same for all edges to add some style!

written by sainahbenz

4 comments

  1. clownshoes

    clownshoes

    Great Mod

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  2. sainahbenz

    sainahbenz

    @clownshoes thanks :)

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  3. walasiteodito

    walasiteodito

    great photos too!

    over 1 year ago · report as spam
  4. robotmonkey1996

    robotmonkey1996

    why use a case? never understood the logic...

    over 1 year ago · report as spam

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